Kyrgyzstan: work visa guide

Parent Category: ROOT Published: Saturday, 21 May 2022
Work permit - Kyrgyzstan

Getting a work permit in Kyrgyzstan

The country is a hilly landlocked country in Central Asia. It's adjacent to Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the south, and China to the east. It's the capital and the largest municipality in Bishkek.


Work Visas

Kyrgyzstan allows foreign citizens to apply for a work visa in case they've got a job offer letter from an employer. However, in order to apply for a work visa, contenders will have to visit the e-visa website of Kyrgyzstan, conclude the work visa option and complete the operation process.


Types of Work Visa

There are two types of work visas that contenders can apply for in Kyrgyzstan:


W1 Visa – is the type of visa handed out to an outsider who wishes to gain a work permit in Kyrgyzstan, or for individual entrepreneurship in the Kyrgyz Republic. Under the W1 Visa option, two fresh options are available, i.e. searching for a job in Kyrgyzstan and Working in Kyrgyzstan.

The W2 visa is issued to an applicant for whom there is a different procedure of performing a type of labor exertion, without getting a work permit based on the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic.


Documents demanded to apply for work visas

The following is a list of documents demanded to apply for a work visa:


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How to apply for an Employment Visa

A person can apply for a Kyrgyzstan visa in the below methods:


Applying for an employment Visa on Appearance

You can get a Kyrgyzstan Visa on Appearance at Manas International Airport, valid for the specified quantum of time. A person is eligible to apply for a visa at the Visa Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic at the Manas Airport in Bishkek.


Applying for an employment Visa Online (eVisa)


Applying for an employment Visa at an Embassy

Still, eVisa, or visa-pure, If you aren't eligible for the visa on appearance. In addition, you also need a guarantor to get you an authorization letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kyrgyzstan.


Who can apply

Non-natives and stateless individuals (who have reached the age of 18) who have fairly entered the region of the Kyrgyz Republic, and plan to work or do business in the country must apply for Employee Permit to be able to work in the country.